Placido Salazarpsalazar9@satx.rr.comMarch for Education - Austin TX'
American GI Forum
“EDUCATION IS OUR FREEDOM –
AND FREEDOM SHOULD BE
I personally believe that, whether or not we are members of theAmerican GI Forum, each one of us
as parents and grandparents, should adopt these words asthe road through which we can prepare our future generations, to achieve a successful career
and a better life. As
Don Luz Salazar
, my beloved Dad used to say, “The best inheritance wecan leave our children, is a good education.”
We need to hold our elected officials accountable for the proper funding of our schools andequitable pay for our teachers, but WE NEED TO PUSH OUR LEGISLATORS TO GET RID OF THESTAAR TEST
and allow our teachers to teach a curriculum which will enable our students tosolve every-day problems, in the real world, when they graduate high school. Our childrenneed to be college-ready when they leave high school
and the teachers cannot prepare themfor that, if their hands are tied,
“TEACHING TO THE TEST.”
GET RID OF THE STUPID STAARTEST, WHICH IS CAUSING SO MANY STUDENTS TO DROP-OUT OF SCHOOL; SOME WITH ONLY A 9
GRADE EDUCATION. THIS CAN NEVER BE ACCEPTABLE.
Why keep ‘amending’ a test
which we know is producing high school graduates who might be able to pass the test, but cannot write their own name? GET RID OF IT. What sense does it make for legislators to set
‘tough’ standards –
if too many students are not properly educated/prepared to PASS thosestandards?
WE CANNOT AFFORD, NOR ALLOW AN “OOPS” GOVERNOR, NOR H
“CHRISTIAN” APPOINTEES TO DERAIL OUR CHILDREN’S EDUCATION, WHILE HE OR HIS WIFE
ARE WASTING MILLIONS OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS ON HIS PLEASURE TRIPS AROUND THE COUNTRY
AND ACROSS THE OCEAN. RICK PERRY PRETENDS TO ATTRACT OUT-OF-STATE BUSINESSES TO RELOCATE TO TEXAS, WITH THIS SHAMEFUL SCHOOL AND DROP-OUT RATE? Give me a break.
That ” $5.4 Billion” should never have been taken out of the Permanent
Education Fund, which the Texas Constitution clearly prohibits. It must be returned to thePermanent Education Fund
before more schools are shuttered
and more teachers and other staff lose their jobs.
This was just a ‘set
up’ to open the door for private schools.
Our teachers can only educate our children if they are in school every day, properly fed, rested and with encouragement from parents, to listen and to learn.NEEDLESS TO SAY
WE CAN ONLY MAKE CHANGES HAPPEN, IF WE MOTIVATE EVERY ELIGIBLE VOTER
AND TO VOTE THESE CHARACTERS OUT OF OFFICE. WE HAVE ONLY OURSELVES TO BLAME FOR OUR LACK OF INVOLVEMENT AS CITIZENS
AND AS PARENTS.
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